Volunteering: A Different Kind of Romance

Many of us are searching for true love—a soulmate who will make us feel complete in a world that’s ever-changing. But love is a vast enterprise. It’s more than the giddy emotions we have when we see our crushes and more than the palpitations we feel on our first kiss. In limiting our view of love, we forget that true love comes in various forms, and that service is love in its truest form.

Little by Little, Day by Day

“. . . I understood today that I have amazing friends who have good hearts and that there are amazing strangers and unsung hero volunteers doing this tirelessly with zero recognition. And perhaps that will never be enough to make a big difference in this cruel world we live in. But it will have to…

Granting Wishes, Reaping Smiles

At twenty seven years old, Danimei Everett manages to be the Program Officer of Make-A-Wish Philippines, an organization that grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. She handles the wish-granting events, as well as the volunteer events.

It’s All About Love!

Today is Hug Your Hound Day, a day to give our furry friends an extra big hug and extra nice treats. It is undeniable that the love they give us is sometimes undeserved—a love given in spite of cancelled walks, long and lonely hours at home, missed meals and small cages. But today, let us…

Seal With Love

Spread the Hug this Teddy Bear Day! Trace pattern on cloth. Cut. Stich, stuff and stuff, and stitch again. Stitch on the nose. Use buttons for the eyes. Close with a final stitch, and poof! A teddy bear is born.

This is How We Build A Life of Purpose

For many people, myself included, we are often inclined to treat volunteering as an extracurricular activity. It’s a productive use of free time, a chance to give depth to an otherwise ordinary day.

3 Takeaways From Our “Start Your Adventure” Talk

Our primary goal in iVolunteer is to reach out to every Filipino to build a better Philippines through volunteerism. Through our first “Start Your Adventure” talk held at The Office Project last March 18, 2017, we reached out to aspiring volunteers to help them start their journey right.

Love At First Meeting

By: Pia Jingco A child named Dado captured my heart recently. Last week I signed up for a volunteer opportunity that would involve tutoring kids, through the iVolunteerwebsite. I must admit I was a bit apprehensive on my way to the venue as I had not done this for quite a long time.

Volunteer Management System: A Strategic Step towards Volunteer Preservation

  Jasmine Salem of iVolunteer shares a brief summary of the Volunteer Management System model, as discussed at a recent workshop last July 2, 2016. Way back in my University days, I perceived volunteer management as merely posting an announcement for volunteer searches, filtering those volunteers as per an organization’s criteria and then, briefing those…

It’s a GO!

Preparations for the Go Volunteer! Event are now in full swing, as iVolunteer Philippines held its kick-off session last January 23, with over 20 Non-Profits and Partner Organizations in attendance. The kick-off event, held at the Office Project in Salcedo, Makati, brought together iVolunteer’s various Partner Organizations – both current and new, to share what everyone should look forward…

Thank you for 2015

iVolunteer Philippines had a hectic but meaningful year as we took one step closer toward making our dream of a better Philippines into a reality with each and every Filipino taking part in nation building.

iVolunteer at Bel Air’s Clean Up Flea Market

One fine Sunday, March 2, 2014, I volunteered to be part of the rummage sale at Bel-Air Village in Makati City.  This is one of the fund raising projects of  iVolunteer organization. It was a Clean UP! Flea Market activity inside the subdivision, the venue was at Park 3 Solar Street.  From 7am to 3pm, mostly resident vendors sold pre-loved…

Ang Hamon Kong Tinanggap

Noong nakaraang buwan, sumali ako sa Bayani Challenge ng Gawad Kalinga sa Padre Garcia, Batangas. Nasubukan ko na ang pag-volunteer, pero yung sa mga relief operations na pa-isa-isang araw at dito lang sa siyudad. First time kong mag-volunteer na sa probinsya na, limang sunud-sunod na araw pa! Hindi ko alam kung anong nasa isip ko…

Students with Huge Hearts

On my third day at the Batangas Bayani Challenge, I found myself grouped with six new faces. They told me that they were students from Batangas State University (and in my head, I immediately dubbed them the “BSU Crew” because that sounds so badass). I remember them telling me that they were actually in the middle of…

Do Good and Do More

“This is not a feel-good experience. This is a reminder and commitment to DO better.” ― Marc Sebastian, Gawad Kalinga Five days later and I’m home. I’m sunburnt, I have an early day tomorrow since it’s back to work, and my dog seems to have decided to punish me for abandoning him (he keeps cuddling…